National Twinshock ‘EVENT REPORTS’

22
Jun

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 3

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 3

Cumbria Twinshock Club

The Grange, Tern Hill

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Andrew Fairclough Photography

The Toughsheet National Twinshock Championship reached the halfway point at the weekend, when Cumbria Twinshock ran round three at the Grange, near Tern Hill supported by Dave Ellis and DLE Construction. And what a good job they did, in managing to get through all three blocks of racing for the 250 riders, despite the thirty degrees temperatures. It was a much improved and revamped track since the last visit over three years ago, and it was obvious that the track owners Telford MXC Sam and Kenny Warren had done all the right preps, and kept it watered throughout the weekend to keep the inevitable dust at bay.

The first class to the line was a depleted CI Sport Intermediate class, and there were some great battles at the front between Steve Morgan and Dean Gray, taking a win apiece, but in race three a snapped throttle cable put paid to Morgans hopes. This left Gray to take the overall with a third race win. Ryland Jones stepped in as runner up, from Chris Anderton in third, in front of Steve Morgan and Lucy Tilzey, who was last year’s Clubman Champion.

The Hazport Vets class once again had a full line up, and in the Over 40’s it was a straight scrap between Adam Wilkinson and Danny Blakeley, with Adams 150 KTM somehow managing to squeeze every last ounce of power to overcome the big Kawasaki of Blakeleys to take all three victories and was awarded the Martindales Rider of the Meeting decanter for his heroic efforts. Danny came home second, with Simon Bonser in third, just in front of Andy Hinchliffe and Martyn Gregory.

The Over 50’s were mixing it up at the front as well, and it is so tight at the top with Steve Ward battling with Marc Spruce.

Marc managed to get his nose in front by winning the first two races, but a last lap off into the bushes wrecked his day and promoted Steve to the top step on the podium, with a last race win. Mike Allport edged out Anthony Houseman and Rob Lewis for third in tightly contested races.

Brad O’Leary ended the day leading the Wulfsport Experts class, despite having to come from dead last in race one, which was won by Jimmy Margetson. But it was all happening in race two as a massive ten bike pile up at the end of the start straight, took out two leading contenders with both Margetsons involved. Michael Smith had a great day and ended second on the podium with three consistent finishes.

Sam Vickers took third and doing his first event of the year Jamie Biddulph came fourth.

The Falcon Shocks 250 class saw the resumption of the battle between Ryan Ireland and Anthony Twidle, and it was Ireland who took two wins to Twidles one to win the overall, and still lead the title chase. Oliver Dodders had his best finish all year in third, from Wayne Twidle and Jack Mason.

Matt Rudd reigned supreme in the WLB Fitness 125 Twinshocks with three classy wins out of three, and Jason Slater with another personal best position in second. And it was hard to separate Richard Wood and Melvyn Homer all weekend, with Richard just edging it with a better race three score.

Once again some of the fastest races were in the 125 Evo class, and anyone of the top three could have won. Series leader Andy Lawton took two race wins, and combined with a third place, managed to take the spoils. Second went to Scott Mathia with three second places, on a tie break with race two winner Jack May. It was great to watch, and Lewis Parkinson and Tim Gardham were not out of it at any stage in fourth and fifth.

All three of the Phoenix Motos Clubman Twinshock races were won by Chris Rogerson, who will now move up into the Inters class, after battling with runner up Neil Eastwood all day. Mark Gardner continued his fine run of results in third, after a tie break with Darran Williams in fourth, just a point ahead of James Fugett in fifth.

Willie Burgess continued where he had left off at Bevercotes, with three faultless victories in the Moto X Concepts Over 50’s twinshock class on the Gary Murphy Maico. Kevin Reed tried all he could to close the gap in each race but had to be content with three seconds. Mark Warttig had his best result in third, from Jim Shand and Pete Williamson.

There was an unfortunate accident involving Wayne Le Marquand in the Over 60’s, and we wish him well with his recovery. Following the red flag, it was the ever-green Pete Mathia, who showed all his old skills to comfortably take all three wins. Pat Rowe rode solidly in second, as did Martin Snape in third. Terry Connor was fourth and returning after a lay off was Andy Holland in fifth.

The Woodys Vintage Honda Evo Open class was a cracker as Aaron McLoughlin won his first overall victory, with two wins out of three, but he was chased hard by Dan Shepherd, with three seconds, and only two points separated them at the finish. Barry Turnbull easily won race two to take third but had a crash and a puncture in the other two. Michael Smith took fourth by a point from Danny Blakeley.

The S-N Properties Super Evo class had a good turnout, with debutant Andy Lawton on the Steve Clitheroe Honda, taking all three wins.

Lee Holland was second each time to take the runner up berth, from Lee Martin, Ben Parkinson and Dean Hakes.

The extra Modern class at the end was easily won by Jimmy Margetson with three clean wins. Shane Holmes was the man in second, from Sam Smith, Joel Hughes and Scott Meredith.

The next round is at Pontrilas, Hereford on July 31 / August 1.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Adam Wilkinson

CI Sport Inters Twinshock

1 Dean Gray, 2 Ryland Jones, 3 Chris Anderton, 4 Steve Morgan, 5 Lucy Tilzey, 6 Riley Copeland.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Adam Wilkinson, 2 Danny Blakeley, 3 Simon Bonser, 4 Andy Hinchliffe, 5 Martyn Gregory, 6 Dave Bennett.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Steve Ward, 2 Marc Spruce, 3 Mike Allport, 4 Anthony Houseman, 5 Rob Lewis, 6 Tim Sabine.

Wulfsport Experts Twinshock

1 Brad O’Leary, 2 Michael Smith, 3 Sam Vickers, 4 Jamie Biddulph, 5 Jimmy Margetson, 6 Ben Margetson.

Falcon Shocks 250 Twinshock

1 Ryan Ireland, 2 Anthony Twidle, 3 Oliver Dodders, 4 Wayne Twidle, 5 Jack Mason, 6 Matt Bennett.

WLB Fitness 125 Twinshock

1 Matt Rudd, 2 Jason Slater, 3 Richard Wood, 4 Melvyn Homer, 5 Mark Burrows, 6 Chris Rowlands.

WLB Fitness 125 Evolution

1 Andy Lawton, 2 Scott Mathia, 3 Jack May, 4 Lewis Parkinson, 5 Tim Gardham, 6 Steve Gardham.

Phoenix Motos Clubman Twinshock

1 Chris Rogerson, 2 Neil Eastwood, 3 Mark Gardner, 4 Darran Williams, 5 James Fuggett, 6 Timmy Gravener.

MotoX Concepts Over 50’s Twinshock

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Kevin Reed, 3 Mark Warttig, 4 Jim Shand, 5 Pete Williamson, 6 Mark Tilzey.

MotoX Concepts Over 60’s Twinshock

1 Pete Mathia, 2 Pat Rowe, 3 Martin Snape, 4 Terry Connor, 5 Andy Holland, 6 John Bennett.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution Open

1 Aaron McLoughlin, 2 Dan Shepherd, 3 Barry Turnbull, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Danny Blakeley, 6 Rian Warren.

S-N Properties Super Evos

1 Andy Lawton, 2 Lee Holland, 3 Lee Martin, 4 Ben Parkinson, 5 Dean Hakes, 6 Frazer Hatch.

Modern Class

1 Jimmy Margetson, 2 Shane Holmes, 3 Sam Smith, 4 Joel Hughes, 5 Scott Meredith, 6 Tom Fish.

 
1
Jun

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 2

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 2

Nottingham Twinshock Club

Bevercotes, Notts.

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Andrew Fairclough Photography

The Nottingham Twinshock Club were hosts for the second round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships at the AMCA track at Bevercotes last Sunday supported by DobShox. And for once the weather was superb, which meant that the hillside track required some heavy watering, and some big changes due to badger sets, and the ultra-dry sandy soil which dries to powder when the sun shines. The club did all they could to run on the grassy parts available.

Another 200 plus entry turned up to the track which has been in use for decades and has seen some great racing over the years. Several red flags did delay proceedings, but all three blocks were completed which was testament to the perseverance of the club members.

The first class to the line was the Hazport Vets Modern, with the Over 40’s and 50’s racing together with every gate taken up.

In the Over 40’s Danny Blakeley on his two stroke Yamaha was on fire and took two of the three race wins to win the overall.

Debutant John Butler was delighted to win race three and took the runner up spot from Adam Wilkinson on the KTM 125 in third. Jonno White, riding with injured ribs from Polesworth took fourth.

The Over 50 class saw victory for Dob Shox and former IMBA champion Julian Dobb with a clean sweep. Steve Ward kept up his good run of form in second, and club helper Nev King took third from Marc Spruce and Tim Sabine.

In the Wulfsport Experts Twinshock reigning champion Jimmy Margetson was back in the fold and got the better of teammate Brad O’Leary by two race wins to one. The Maicos were really on song as they battled closely throughout all three races. Ben Margetson the third member of Bill Browns boys, was always among the front runners and took third, from Michael Smith and Albert Martindale.

It was hard work for the WLB Fitness 125 Twinshock bikes as the riders needed all their skill on the steep climbs, and programme cover rider John Davis tied with Matt Rudd on points, but his better result in the final race saw him take the top step on the podium. Jason Slater came third but was delighted with his final race win. Ian Knight and Richard Wood completed the top five.

The Falcon Shocks 250 twinshock class saw victory for Ryan Ireland who took two race wins, with third race winner Anthony Twidle in second. Sean Dodders was flying and managed third overall on the day.

Corey Nemeth seemed to love the circuit, and in the WLB Fitness Evo 125 class, he coasted to three faultless wins, and was awarded the Martindales Rider of the Meeting award. Andy Lawton continued his run of hole shots, but just could not keep up with the pace of Nemeth and had to settle for three seconds. Jack May just edged out John Butler for third place, and fifth went to Scott Mathia who managed to take a win in race three.

There were a few wildcard riders in the Phoenix Motos Clubman Twinshock class, and in race one former AMCA Champion Brendan Rowett rolled back the years to win the first race, after which he upgraded himself to the Inters class. This left the field wide open for the remaining races, and the next two races and the overall victory went to Ellie Blacklock, who became only the second ever lady rider to win a National Twinshock race. Chris Rogerson just edged out Neil Eastwood for second, and Mark Gardner made the long journey from South Wales worthwhile in fourth from Simon Young.

The Woodys Evo Open class saw some titanic battles between Michael Ogden and Barry Turnbull, but it was Ogden who edged the victory by two race wines to one. Dan Shepherd had his best result so far in third on the 250 Yamaha, winning a tie break from Danny Blakeley in fourth and Callum Bircher in fifth.

The SN Properties Super Evo class had their own race at this round, and it was another masterclass from Corey Nemeth who took all three wins. Ben Parkinson was runner up with three top three finishes. Lee Holland was top four all day and toof third, from fast gating Grant Hacking and Jak Dinsley.

Willie Burgess won the battle of the MotoX Concepts Over 50 Twinshock class with three start to finish victories, but Kevin Reed was always in the hunt and took second in each race. Mike Davies was not too far behind in third, with Pete Williamson and Jim Shand completing the podium. Pat Rowe was on fire in the Over 60 class and took all three wins. Terry Connor had his best ever result in second from Jerseys Wayne Le Marquand.

In the CI Sport Inters class Dean Gray took the Yamaha to overall victory with a couple of wins. Thomas Spencer won race one which helped him to the runner up berth. Ben Butterworth was also in the groove in third from Ryland Jones and Steve Morgan.

It was a very trying event for the club, but they came through and should be proud of pulling it off with all that was thrown at them on the day. The next round is at the Grange, Tern Hill on Sunday June 13th.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Corey Nemeth.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 John Butler, 3 Adam Wilkinson, 4 Jonno White, 5 Julian Free burn, 6 Paul Groom.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Julian Dobb, 2 Steve Ward, 3 Nev King, 4 Marc Spruce, 5 Tim Sabine, 6 Adrian Lewis.

Wulfsport Experts Twinshock

1 Jimmy Margetson, 2 Brad O’Leary, 3 Ben Margetson, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Albert Martindale, 6 Sam Vickers.

Falcon Shocks 250 Twinshock

1 Ryan Ireland, 2 Anthony Twidle, 3 Sean Dodders, 4 Matt Bennett, 5 James Drewery, 6 Wayne Twidle.

WLB Fitness 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 Matt Rudd, 3 Jason Slater, 4 Ian Knight, 5 Richard Wood, 6 Melvyn Homer.

WLB Fitness 125 Evolution

1 Corey Nemeth, 2 Andy Lawton, 3 Jack May, 4 John Butler, 5 Scott Mathia, 6 Steve Gardham.

Phoenix Motos Clubman Twinshock

1 Ellie Blacklock, 2 Chris Rogerson, 3 Neil Eastwood, 4 Mark Gardner, 5 Simon Young, 6 James Fuggett.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution Open

1 Michael Ogden, 2 Barry Turnbull, 3 Dan Shepherd, 4 Danny Blakeley, 5 Callum Bircher, 6 Reece Desoer.

S-N Properties Super Evos

1 Corey Nemeth, 2 Ben Parkinson, 3 Lee Holland, 4 Grant Hacking, 5 Jak Dinsley, 6 Lee Martin.

MotoX Concepts Over 50’s Twinshock

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Kevin Reed, 3 Mike Davies, 4 Pete Williamson, 5 Jim Shand, 6 Lee Davies.

MotoX Concepts Over 60’s Twinshock

1 Pat Rowe, 2 Terry Connor, 3 Wayne Le Marquand, 4 Martin Snape, 5 Pete Mathia, 6 John Bennett.

CI Sport Inters Twinshock

1 Dean Gray, 2 Thomas Spencer, 3 Ben Butterworth, 4 Ryland Jones, 5 Steve Morgan, 6 Sean Burrows.

 
17
May

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 1

Cumbria Twinshock Club

Stipers Hill, Polesworth

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Andrew Fairclough Photography

After 20 months without a round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock series, the Cumbria Twinshock Club hosted the opening round of 2021 at Stipers Hill, Polesworth, the traditional track used to start the action. The Club received support for the event from Moto Sport Services at Haydock, and there was a tremendous line up of nearly 250 riders, who were all eager to see if the lockdown training had made the difference. Unfortunately this was a closed event with no spectators due to the Covid guidelines.

Saturdays torrential rain made the going very heavy early on Sunday, but lines were soon appearing as the Evo 125’s came to the line first. With the sun shining it was Corey Nemeth who reeled off three fantastic start to finish victories. His only real challenger was reigning champion Andy Lawton, who had to settle for three seconds on the day. There was a mixed bag of results for the remaining riders, who each swapped places in every race, which saw Jack May take third, just beating Ben Murray and Scott Mathia.

The Experts, 125 and 250 twinshock riders all raced together, and it was a masterclass from former AMCA champion Brad O’Leary who took his Wulfsport Maico to three convincing wins.

Albert Martindale with his ultra-smooth riding style rode really well and finished second to Brad in each race, with Sam Vickers in third.

The 125 Twinshock class was a very close affair, and it was John Davis who took the top step after his third race victory. He pipped former champion Matt Rudd by just three points, with debutant Melvyn Homer only one point further back in third.

In the 250 Twinshock class Anthony Twidle was mixing it with the experts, and won two out three of his class races to take the overall, and really showed his speed up at the front. Ryan Ireland was another rider on a mission and he took the remaining race win which gave him second overall from Sean Dodders, Matt Bennett and James Drewery.

There were quite a few new Clubman Twinshock riders to the series, and it was one of them, Gene Harker who took all three wins. Mark Gardner in second had his best result of his career in second, and with it, won the Martindales Rider of The Meeting award. Third went to Neil Eastwood by just three points from Craig Ruck, and Duncan Judd in fifth, with his first meeting for six years.

The Evo Open class was a fast trio of races, with Michael Ogden reigning supreme after he reeled off the first two race wins, and took the overall with a fifth in the final encounter.

Barry Turnbull, back after a two year sabbatical took second after getting faster with each race, and winning the final one. Aaron McLoughlin was on it all day and took third, pipping Callum Bircher by a single point. Danny Blakeley was fifth another point behind after struggling in race three.

The Super Evos had a great line up of riders, with each of the top three winning a race apiece. Victory on the day though went to Lee Holland who is on the hunt for another title to add to his collection over the years. Ben Parkinson fought hard, but had to settle for second from Grant Hacking, Tim Thornton and Jak Dinsley.

We had a new winner in the Over 50 Twinshock class as former AMCA Classic Champion Kevin Reed won all three races to take the spoils. He led all three races from start to finish, in a faultless display of riding. There was barely a fag paper separating the next few riders, but Mike Davies was delighted with his runner up spot by a point from Pete Williamson, with Jim Shand and Carl Hodgson another couple of points down.

It was great to see so many Over 60 riders line up for their start, as some of them were in their seventies, and had been riding for over fifty years. The winner of the class was former AMCA championship runner Martin Snape who took a first second and a third.

Pat Rowe was always up there and took second, narrowly beating Jim Simpson. Cheshire Charger Pete Mathia had bike trouble and a DNF in race one but won races two and three to take fourth overall.

Dean Gray was the man to beat in the Inters Twinshock class, and after a third in race one, he seemed to find his mojo when winning the second and third motos to stand on the top step. Ryland Jones who won race one finished second, just in front of Riley Copeland and Sean Burrows.

Danny Blakeley started as he finished in 2019, by winning the Vets Modern Over 40’s, taking two out of three race wins to lead the series. Simon Bonser in second gave him some really great battles, but a couple of errors allowed Danny to creep away from him at the front. Race three winner Richard Sharp took third, and Adam Wilkinson on a 125 did brilliantly to take fourth from new boy Andy Hinchliffe.

The Over 50’s Vets went to Mark Spruce with a win and two seconds. Adrian Lewis won the first which helped him to second overall from Anthony Houseman.

The final class of the day was the West Mids Evos Pre-85 class, and that went to Sam Pocock with two wins, but he was pushed hard all day by Jake Chamberlain in second and Jacob Griffiths in third. It was good to see Scott Reed back on the bike, and he managed a great fourth place.

All in all it was a great meeting run by the club in difficult circumstances, and all credit goes to them for putting it on after horrendous conditions on Saturday.

Next round is Nottingham Twinshock Club at Bevercotes on Sunday May 30, where we hope the government guidelines will have changed for the better.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Mark Gardner

WLB Fitness 125 Evolution

1 Corey Nemeth, 2 Andy Lawton, 3 Jack May, 4 Ben Murray, 5 Scott Mathia, 6 Lewis Parkinson.

Wulfsport Experts Twinshock

1 Brad O’Leary, 2 Albert Martindale, 3 Sam Vickers.

Falcon Shocks 250 Twinshock

1 Anthony Twidle, 2 Ryan Ireland, 3 Sean Dodders, 4 Matt Bennett, James Drewery, 6 Wayne Twidle.

WLB Fitness 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 Matt Rudd, 3 Melvyn Homer, 4 Mark Burrows, 5 David Farmer, 6 Ian Knight.

Phoenix Motos Clubman Twinshock

1 Gene Harker, 2 Mark Gardner, 3 Neil Eastwood, 4 Craig Ruck, 5 Duncan Judd, 6 David White.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution Open

1 Michael Ogden, 2 Barry Turnbull, 3 Aaron McLoughlin, 4 Callum Bircher, 5 Danny Blakeley, 6 Dan Shepherd.

S-N Properties Super Evos

1 Lee hooland, 2 Ben Parkinson, 3 Grant Hacking, 4 Tim Thornton, 5 Jak Dinsley, 6 Frazer Hatch.

MotoX Concepts Over 50’s Twinshock

1 Kevin Reed, 2 Mike Davies, 3 Pete Williamson, 4 Jim Shand, 5 Carl Hodgson, 6 Paul Lippitt.

MotoX Concepts Over 60’s Twinshock

1 Martin Snape, 2 Pat Rowe, 3 Jim Simpson, 4 Pete Mathia, 5 Graham Challis, 6 Terry Connor.

CI Sport Inters Twinshock

1 Dean Gray, 2 Ryland Jones, 3 Riley Copeland, 4 Sean Burrows, 5 Tom Salt, 6 Chris Anderton.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Simon Bonser, 3 Richard Sharp, 4 Adam Wilkinson, 5 Andy Hinchliffe,

6 Thurlow Bone.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Mark Spruce, 2 Adrian Lewis, 3 Anthony Houseman, 4 Richard Corner, 5 Dean Dewing, 6 Steve Ward.

West Midland Evos

1 Sam Pocock, 2 Jake Chamberlain, 3 Jacob Griffiths, 4 Scott Reed, 5 Zac Hackett, 6 Phil Newman.

 
7
Sep

Round 6 – Culham

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 6 Finale

Cumbria Twinshock Club

Culham, Oxon.

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Andrew Fairclough Photography

Well what a weekend it was for the Festival of Legends and final round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships at the new venue of Culham in Oxfordshire. Hosted superbly by the Cumbria Twinshock Club, who took on the massive task of inviting all of the guests and running the five blocks of races over a sweltering weekend in thirty degrees heat, and the event was supported by KAIS Suspension.

The invited guests were interviewed by Jack Burnicle during the Monday afternoon interval, and he did a great job of coaxing the stories out of the likes of Badger Goss, Neil Hudson, Dave Watson, Rob Hooper, Rob Andrews, Ivan Miller, Alan Clarke, Roger Garrett, Dave Grant, Steve How, Russ Jarman, Les Lloyd, John May, and many more, which were appreciated by the large crowd. Sam Slythe made a cameo appearance with Ken Sourbutts, after which they all received commemorative medals. Sometimes you have to revel in Nostalgia, and there were a lot of spectators who reminisced with the guests over the course of the day, looking back on the achievements of these riders who gave us so much enjoyment back in the 70’s and 80’s.

The racing was over two days and the Evo 125 boys came to the line first, and although it was a small line up, the racing was fast and furious, and the wins were shared between Corey Nemeth and Shane Holmes, with Nemeth taking the overall victory. Holmes took second, but lost the title to Andy Lawton on the Steve Clitheroe Honda, after he took third overall from Matty Sanders and David Blackburn.

The Inters Twinshock saw new champion David Hopkins win the first four races, but a last race no show, left the overall victory to a very consistent Jake Veitch. Hopkins was second, and then young Aaron Moore took his best result in third. Steve Morgan beat close buddy Chris Anderton by a couple of points to take fourth.

In the Evo Open there were four different winners, but after five races it was Matt Williamson who took the overall, and the Martindales Rider of the Meeting award, helped by his two wins. First race winner Michael Ogden celebrated his return taking second place. And then it was Jamie Dobson in third, who went into the final race level with Barry Turnbull in the championship, but a DNF for Barry left Jamie with a well deserved title. Gary Davies took fourth after two wins on the Sunday. Dan Shepherd took fifth, and also ends up as best 250 rider over the season.

Dave Campbell was out riding in the Super Evo class in preparation for Farleigh, and ended up with the win by three points from Paul Smith, with Lee Martin in third.. Neville Bradshaw, who only raced on the Sunday took all three wins to take fourth overall.

Lucy Tilzey finally realised her dream, and took the Clubman Championship after her overall victory. And Riley Copeland, who gets better each week, won two races to take second. Danny Braddick was third, just a point behind Riley, from Simon Young and Andre Kerry.

The Vets Over 40’s saw Ryan Voase win five straight races at a canter as he showed his obvious class, but Rick Du-Feu wasn’t too far behind in second each time. Adam Wilkinson had his best result of the season in third on the 250, just beating Simon Bonser and Steve Gesnor. New champion Danny Blakeley seized his bike in race two, but had already wrapped up the title at the previous round.

The Over 50 winner was Lance Marshall, who came home in front of Rob Lewis and new champion Marc Spruce.

Next up were the Wulfsport Experts, and another rider realised his dream by becoming the new National Twinshock Champion, and that rider was Jimmy Margetson, who now carries the number one plate. He didn’t quite have it all his own way as brother Ben and Barry Turnbull won a race apiece. Andy Hinchliffe though worked miracles on the little 125 to take second from Michael Smith, Turnbull and Ben Margetson.

Andy Hinchliffe took the 125 Twinshock title, winning four of the five races, with fifth race winner Matt Rudd in second and Mark Burrows third.

The 250 class was won by Jamie Biddulph, who won all five races from Jim Shand and Kyle Godbear.

The Over 50 Twinshock class saw some great battles between former British Champion Dave Watson and fellow Irishman Willie Burgess. Dave Watson on the Suzuki took three wins but a broken rear wheel stopped him winning the final race. Burgess took the overall and the championship by winning the other two races to take his third consecutive title. Alan Bott ended up with second overall, from Watson, Tim Sabine and Gary Craddock.

The Over 60’s class saw Wayne Le Marquand win the overall and the title as he won three from five. His nearest challenger was Pat Rowe, who won two races to take second from Martin Sanpe and Alan Hambridge.

The West Mids Evos riders only rode the Monday, and the 125 and 250 classes were won by Dave Frampton and Jim Shand.

The Annual Presentation of awards will take place at the Moat House Hotel, Stoke on Saturday October 19th.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – MattWilliamson.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Corey Nemeth, 2 Shane Holmes, 3 Andy Lawton, 4 Matty Sanders, 5 David Blackburn,

6 Tim Thornton.

West Mids Evos 125 1 Dave Frampton, 2 Dean Eggleton. 250 1 Jim Shand, 2 Nigel Green,

3 Mark James.

CI Sport Inters Twinshock

1 Jake Veitch, 2 David Hopkins, 3 Aaron Moore, 4 Steve Morgan, 5 Chris Anderton,

6 Chris Lambourne.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Matt Williamson, 2 Michael Ogden, 3 Jamie Dobson, 4 Gary Davies, 5 Dan Shepherd,

6 Michael Smith.

Mauds Café Pontefract Super Evos

1 Dave Campbell, 2 Paul Smith, 3 Lee Martin, 4 Neville Bradshaw, 5 Gareth Morgans, 6 Jake Moss.

Black Art Tuning Clubman Twinshock

1 Lucy Tilzey, 2 Riley Copeland, 3 Danny Braddick, 4 Simon Young, 5 Andre Kerry, 6 Steve Hinchliffe.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Ryan Voase, 2 Rick Du-Feu, 3Adam Wilkinson, 4 Simon Bonser, 5 Steve Gesner, 6 Paul Ferguson.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Lance Marshall, 2 Rob Lewis, 3 Marc Spruce.

Wulfsport Experts Twinshock

1 Jimmy Margetson, 2 Andy Hinchliffe, 3 Michael Smith, 4 Barry Turnbull, 5 Ben Margetson, 6 Jamie Biddulph.

Falcon Shocks 250 Twinshock

1 Jamie Biddulph, 2 Jim Shand, 3 Kyle Godbear.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 Andy Hinchliffe, 2 Matt Rudd, 3 Mark Burrows, 4 John Davis, 5 Robin Cowgill.

MotoX Concepts Over 50’s Twinshock

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Alan Bott, 3 Martin Snape, 4 Tim Sabine, 5 Gary raddock, 6 Pete Williamson.

MotoX Concepts Over 60’s Twinshock

1 Wayne Le Marquand, 2 Pat Rowe, 3 Martin Snape, 4 Alan Hambridge, 5 Jon Wood,

6 Graham Challis.

 
5
Aug

Round 5 – Pontrilas

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 5

Cumbria Twinshock Club

Pontrilas, Hereford

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Andrew Fairclough Photography

Well what a superb weekend of racing it was for round five of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Chsmpionships at Pontrilas, hosted by the Cumbria Twinshock Club. While everyone else was being rained off, the sun was out all weekend, and the club worked hard with the watering and grading, to keep the dust at bay on the long hillside track just south of Hereford. The event was supported by Phil Denton Engineering and over 170 riders, turned out for the 21 race programme each day.

At this round the Black Art Tuning Clubman class were first out, and over the two days it was Danny Braddick who took the overall victory, in a very close class, but it was his three wins on the Sunday that gave him the edge. Riley Copeland took second, and finished top three in all the races and had a single win on the first day. Series leader Lucy Tilzey was third, winning two races, with Ashley Smith in fourth, just in front of Craig Ruck.

In the CI Sport Inters, it was guest rider Stephen Miller who was victorious, with two wins and four seconds. Second went to David Hopkins, who extends his series lead, after his three wins. Brad Perrett took third, after some great battles with Ben Braddick and Jake Veitch.

Jamie Dobson continued his fine run of form in the Woodys Vintage Honda Evo Open class, and won the overall for the second round running, helped by four wins over the two days. Class leader Barry Turnbull took second overall, and won the other two races, although he was hindered by plenty of bike breakages. Matt Williamson was the other front runner and eventually finished third. Dan Shepherd was again the top 250 runner, taking a fine fourth place, from Michael Smith and Clayton Hogg.

In the Mauds Café Super Evo class, Paul Smith beat Chris Hind to the victory after two hard fought days of racing, with championship leader Jake Moss in third, taking two wins. Saturdays outstanding performance was by Adam Cook who took all three wins, but was only there the one day.

Guest rider Gary Davies was in a class of his own in the Hazport Vets modern class, and took all six wins for overall victory. Danny Blakeley using his two stroke Yamaha, after his Kawasaki broke early doors, took second following Davies home in each leg. Lance Marshall took third, chasing Danny home in each race, and was the top Over 50 rider home. Chris Walker took fourth from Thurlow Bone in fifth, and then Marc Spruce was the next Over 50 rider just in front of Dene Dewing.

The Wulfsport Experts class was dominated by Jimmy Margetson, who almost had a clean sweep of victories, but for a last race fall, He still won by a country mile, and extends his lead in the series. Guest rider Alex Rach was first out on a four stroke Husky, and then reverted to his favoured Dick Do Maico to take second overall, helped by the final race win. Ben Margetson made it a real family affair in third, with Michael Smith in fourth. Barry Turnbull again had machine issues and took fifth.

The MRH 125 Twinshocks was won by Andy Hinchliffe who ended up with a clean sweep, as Pre-83 rider Anthony Twidle was just guesting, and not scoring points over the weekend. Matt Rudd tried his best to keep Andy honest and took second from John Davis and Robin Cowgill.

The Falcon Shocks 250 Twinshock class was won by Jim Shand, who took his Yamaha to five out of six wins. Kyle Godbear was second, and Neil Jones took third.

Willie Burgess just seems unbeatable in the MotoX Concepts Over 50 Twinshock class, as he stormed to all six wins. And it was great to see another Gary Murphy Maico rider in second, as Italian rider Massimo Signorin got the hang of the new track, just beating Alan Bott who came third. Tim Sabine took his Suzuki to fourth from Pete Williamson in fifth.

Wayne Le Marquand looks odd on to win the Over 60’s, after another clean sweep of wins. Former champion Alan Hambridge took second, and Jim Simpson had his best result in third, with Graham Challis in fourth.

Some of the fastest times of the day were set by the MRH 125 Evo riders, as Shane Holmes dominated the class, taking five out of six wins to take the silverware home. Series leader Andy Lawton took second overall, and Lee Holland was third, just beating Mason Bell and Steve Gardham.

The West Mids Evo races were nearly all won by Jordan Davies, but a last race DNF, put paid to his chances of the overall. This gifted victory to Jonathan Tapp, who ended up as the top rider. Dean Warren took the 250 class, Jacob Griffiths won the 125’s and Mel Griffin the four strokes, although Matt Hitchman was the dominant force.

All in all a fantastic weekend of vintage racing, topped off with a packed presentation at the end of the day.

The final round of the series is the Festival of Legends, on August 25/26 at a new venue, Culham, near Abingdon, Oxon.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Jimmy Margetson.

Black Art Tuning Clubman Twinshock

1 Danny Braddick, 2 Riley Copeland, 3 Lucy Tilzey, 4 Ashley Smith, 5 Craig Ruck, 6 Mark Gardner.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Jamie Dobson, 2 Barry Turnbull, 3 Matt Williamson, 4 Dan Shepherd, 5 Michael Smith, 6 Clayton Hogg.

Mauds Café Pontefract Super Evos

1 Paul Smith, 2 Chris Hind, 3 Jake Moss, 4 Lee Martin, 5 Gareth Morgans, 6 Phil Peaster.

CI Sport Inters Twinshock

1 Stephen Miller, 2 David Hopkins, 3 Brad Perrett, 4 Ben Braddick, 5 Jake Veitch, 6 Steve Morgan.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Gary Davies, 2 Danny Blakeley, 3 Chris Walker, 4 Thurlow Bone, 5 Lee Bingley, 6 John Holmes.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Lance Marshall, 2 Marc Spruce, 3 Dene Dewing, 4 Mark Bowden, 5 Mark Burchell,

6 Paul Wright.

Wulfsport Experts Twinshock

1 Jimmy Margetson, 2 Alex Rach, 3 Ben Margetson, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Barry Turnbull,

6 Andy Hinchliffe.

Falcon Shocks 250 Twinshock

1 Jim Shand, 2 Kyle Godbear, 3 Neil Jones, 4 Jamie Biddulph, 5 Dave Ellis, 6 Stevie Denton.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 Andy Hinchliffe, 2 Matt Rudd, 3 John Davis, 4 Robin Cowgill, 5 Rob Glynn, 6 Mark Burrows.

MotoX Concepts Over 50’s Twinshock

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Massimo Signorin, 3 Alan Bott, 4 Tim Sabine, 5 Pete Williamson, 6 Chris Woodward.

MotoX Concepts Over 60’s Twinshock

1 Wayne Le Marquand, 2 Alan Hambridge, 3 Jim Simpson, 4 Graham Challis, 5 Martin Snape, 6 Stephen Penson.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Shane Holmes, 2 Andy Lawton, 3 Lee Holland, 4 Mason Bell, 5 Steve Gardham, 6 Paul Groom.

West Mids Evos 125

1 Jacob Griffiths, 2 Zac Hackett, 3 Dave Frampton, 4 Dean Eggleton, 5 Jake Chamberlain, 6 Paul Mansell.

West Mids Evos 250

1 Dean Warren, 2 Jim Shand, 3 Sam Russell, 4 Neil Sutton, 5 Paul Parson, 6 Nathan Larcombe.

West Mids Evos 500

1 Jonathan Tapp, 2 Nathan Smith, 3 Jordan Davis, 4 Vince Larcombe, 5 John Gerrish, 6 Scott Reed.

West Mids Evos 4 Stroke

1 Mel Griffin, 2 Matt Hitchman.